EXAM time may be stressful for students at some schools and colleges.
But it’s certainly not the case at one Paddock school.
Year nine pupils at Royds Hall High School and Specialist Science College have been given an unusual “chill pill” in the form of gentle martial art tai chi.
Lance Lewis, from Kirklees Schools Effectiveness Service, is leading morning relaxation sessions before students sit their Sats exams this week.
The tai chi classes are part of a whole range of programmes which the school has developed to help prepare students better for their tests.
They have also taken part in aerobic sessions between test papers, and had fruit and water on hand to help refresh and revitalise their minds.
The school has also organised Easter booster classes and after-school revision as well as keeping parents informed through its texting service.
Deputy headteacher Jeremy Haigh said: “The students have welcomed the whole programme positively.
“It aims to encourage them to take the exams seriously and do the very best they can. We want them to believe in themselves and their abilities.”